The US House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee wasn’t the only one who analyzed telecoms companies Huawei and ZTE to see if they were spying for the Chinese government. The White House has also ordered an inquiry and the results are completely different compared to the initial report.
According to Reuters
, sources close to the 18-month investigation have revealed that Huawei poses a security risk not because it’s spying for China, but because its devices contain vulnerabilities.
The unnamed individuals have claimed that the results of the analysis are based on the answers provided by around 1,000 Huawei customers.
They have highlighted the fact that it’s unlikely that the company is involved in any “active spying” considering that certain officials really hoped to find evidence of foul play.
On the other hand, experts say that even if the telecoms manufacturer is not spying now, there might come a time when China decides to ask Huawei to assist in harvesting valuable information from US organizations.